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  • 1. Gran Teatre del Liceu

    La Rambla | Arts/Performance Venue

    Barcelona's opera house has long been considered one of the most beautiful in Europe, a rival to La Scala in Milan. First built in 1848, this...Read More

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    2. La Boqueria

    La Rambla | Market/Bazaar

    Barcelona's most spectacular food market, also known as the Mercat de Sant Josep, is an explosion of life and color, with tapas bar-restaurants...Read More

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  • 3. Palau Güell

    La Rambla | House/Mansion/Villa

    Gaudí built this mansion in 1886–89 for textile baron Count Eusebi de Güell Bacigalupi, his most important patron. (The prominent four bars...Read More

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  • 4. Café Zurich

    La Rambla | Restaurant–Sight

    This traditional café and rendezvous point at the top of the Rambla, over the metro station, has an elegant, high-ceilinged interior. The terrace...Read More

  • 5. Carrer dels Escudellers


    Named for the terrissaires (earthenware potters) who worked here making escudellas (bowls or stew pots), this colorful loop is an interesting...Read More

  • 6. Carrer Petritxol


    Just steps from La Rambla and one of Barcelona's most popular streets, lined with art galleries, xocolaterías (chocolate shops), and stationers...Read More

  • 7. Casa Bruno Cuadros

    La Rambla | Building/Architectural Site

    Like something out of an amusement park, this former umbrella shop was whimsically designed (assembled is more like it) by Josep Vilaseca in...Read More

  • 8. Església de Betlem

    La Rambla | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The Church of Bethlehem is one of Barcelona's few baroque buildings, and hulks stodgily on La Rambla just above Rambla de les Flors. Burned...Read More

  • 9. Font de Canaletes

    La Rambla | Fountain

    This fountain is a key spot in Barcelona, the place where all great futbol victories are celebrated by jubilant (and often unruly) Barça fans...Read More

  • 10. Mirador de Colom

    Port Olímpic | Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    This Barcelona landmark to Christopher Columbus sits grandly at the foot of La Rambla along the wide harbor-front promenade of Passeig de Colom...Read More

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  • 11. Palau de la Virreina

    La Rambla | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    The baroque Virreina Palace, built by a viceroy to Peru in the late 18th century, is now a major center for themed exhibitions of contemporary...Read More

  • 12. Palau Moja

    La Rambla | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    The first palace to occupy this corner on La Rambla was built in 1702 and inhabited by the Marquès de Moja. The present austere palace was completed...Read More

  • 13. Plaça Reial

    La Rambla | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    Nobel Prize–winning novelist Gabriel García Márquez, architect and urban planner Oriol Bohigas, and Pasqual Maragall, former president of the...Read More

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  • 14. Port

    Port Olímpic | Marina/Pier/Dock

    Beyond the Columbus monument—behind the ornate Duana (now the Barcelona Port Authority headquarters)—is La Rambla de Mar, a boardwalk with a...Read More

  • 15. Portaferrissa Fountain

    La Rambla | Fountain

    Both the fountain and the ceramic representation of Barcelona's second set of walls and the early Rambla are worth studying carefully. If you...Read More

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